Many décor items in a garden seem to get overlooked during the cooler months. Fountains get emptied, garden trellises are ignored after the flowers have died for the season and plant hooks are left empty after the potted plants have been tossed out. It doesn’t have to be this way, especially at Halloween. There are ways to dress up garden décor so that it looks spooky for Halloween.
The night of Halloween, fill your fountain up and drop in a large block of dry ice. The dry ice will create a fog that flows out of the fountain, envelop your garden and give the area a spooky look. If you want to make the look ever creepier, focus a green light on the fog or place a green waterproof light inside the fountain. This way, the fog has a green hue and will make it look like something is bubbling up out of the fountain.
Instead of ignoring your garden trellis, make it part of the Halloween decorations. This can be done in a variety of ways. You can drape spiderwebs over the trellis and hang plastic spiders from the webs. Another option is to cover the trellis in Halloween lights. You could even hang body parts from it to make it look like a witch lives at your house. For example, hang plastic eyeballs, severed hands, ears and other gruesome body parts in a random pattern. For a bigger effect, you could dip the body parts in fake washable blood and drip some down the edges of the garden trellis to make it look like the body parts are still fresh.
Whether you have plant hooks that stick in the ground or ones that are attached to your porch railing, they can easily become a hanging spot for Halloween decorations. For example, if you have a long porch with several hooks, consider hanging lighted skulls from each hook. You could also hang small plastic cauldrons or any other Halloween decoration that’s easy to hang. Not to mention that tall plant hooks are perfect for large decorations, such as plastic skeletons.